Kia Ora Campers!
I spent a good chunk of my 20s travelling the world, mostly scuba diving in Thailand and living in London. I had a brief stint on Super Yachts in The Netherlands and then found myself in Edinburgh where I worked the Fringe Festival, catered weddings, worked in a ceilidh bar and did social media marketing.
At the end of 2018 I moved back to New Zealand where I started another exciting journey…building a tiny(ish) house.
Due to things like COVID-19 and being a horrible procrastinator I’m pretty terrible at keeping this current and it now functions as an unreliable digital travel/scuba diving/tiny house diary.
Some articles people seem to enjoy the most.
1. Moving to London
Not an easy task but hopefully I can demystify some of the scarier parts for you.
2. Sailing in Croatia
Six days on wee boat sailing around the coast of Croatia. Don’t go at the end of summer like I did, you’ll freeze your tits off.
3. My worst date ever in london
What it says on the tin, my worst date ever and one of just many stories of me having a bit of a shit time.
Why not catch up on what I’ve been up to most recently? There’s lots of scuba diving in there, more tiny house content on its way and very many stories of me being a bit of a silly bugger in far-flung foreign lands.
Walking the Milford Track – Packing List | Top Tips from a Kiwi Tramper
Below is my packing list which should see you through the track in one piece with only the tiniest hint of trench foot. I originally wrote this as part of my main Milford post but it turned into a bloody novel so here it is on its own. This list is by no means perfect...
Scuba Skills: Reducing Air Consumption – 5 Tips for Scuba Divers
Great air consumption - everyone wants it...but how do you get it? In my opinion, it comes with time, but there are things you can do to help get you there faster whilst avoiding dangerous tactics like skip breathing. I hope my five tips below will help you in your...
Scuba Skills: Performing a Weight Check on the Surface.
Diving incorrectly weighted will increase your air consumption and hold you back from attaining that amazing weightless feeling that we're all chasing. If you're weighted incorrectly you will either spend the whole dive adjusting your BCD, or battling to prevent...
Bella's Top Tips & Tricks For Conquering London Life
I spent 3 and a half years in London. In that time I moved around 7 different flats, made lots of random friends from all over the world and had the absolute time of my life. But moving to London can be difficult. Don’t be put off if you absolutely hate it for the first 6 months, hang in there and read some of my articles to help you get a handle on how to nail big city life.
I’ve had the good fortune to visit a fair few corners of the globe but there are so many more yet to come.
My Upcoming Adventures
It’s important to have something on the horizon that you can look forward to. My next adventures will involve shark diving in Fiji, going to my friend’s wedding in America and building my very own tiny(ish) house.
I’m not much of a photographer but I do try from time to time. Below are some shots of my travels. You can follow me on Instagram for more.